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Address: Hwy 12 S, Between Avon and Buxton, Soundside, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920

Beach located along North Carolina's Outer Banks that is recommended for...

Beach located along North Carolina's Outer Banks that is recommended for windsurfing.

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The best thing to do with little kids in the outer banks

We went to the Canadian hole on a fairly warm but not windy August morning. The sign says Haulover, as others have mentioned, and you could easily miss it if you're not looking... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
Sanjay M
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We went to the Canadian hole on a fairly warm but not windy August morning. The sign says Haulover, as others have mentioned, and you could easily miss it if you're not looking carefully. There's a decent but not large parking lot. Changing rooms and bathrooms are clean, and an outdoor showering station is conveniently placed to wash off sand.... More 

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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We love bring the dogs to this area. No hot sand, big waves and not to crowded... Our springer mix loves to swim and our beagle just learning so awesome location for this. Family with small children or any size really a good spot for all...

1 Thank CoastgalNC
Suffolk, Virginia
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

A beautiful place to watch the sunset. Shallow beach for children, fantastic place to climb on your board and hold on. Some days are slow but when the wind is up, it's something else.

1 Thank oldhokie702016
Washington DC
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

Came here to watch the sun down two nights in a row it was so beautiful! Looks like a great spot to launch a kayak or kite surf. Also note, the signage reads Haulover, not Canadian hole.

3 Thank hdempsey
Agawam, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

We stopped here to see the sunset over the sound. Really great view. There were many people kite surfing, not for me but looked like a lot of fun.

1 Thank MEtoFL
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

a legendary spot for windsurfing and kiteboarding, parking area with toilets. Whether watching or sailing this spot is buzzing on a windy day.

1 Thank Andrew P
Yorktown, Virginia
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Canadian Hole is on the Sound-side of Hatteras Island. Supposedly the fave spot for Canadian visitors. Good location for shallow-water activities. Facilities available.

2 Thank sandrahood
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful spot on the sound side of the island but there's nothing much to do and parking is not easy. You can enjoy it just as well by driving slowly by it unless you want to get in the water.

1 Thank Frank d
Upstate SC
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

Beautiful spot to wade, watch kite surfers in action and view spectacular sunsets. Basic camping-type bathrooms available. No-fee area and plenty of parking. To find it look for signs that say Haulover Day Use area. Signage does NOT say Canadian Hole.

2 Thank happycmpr731
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Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Really nice small beach area on the Pamlico Sound inside the Cape Hatteras Nat'l Seashore Park. Easy parking and bathrooms in sight when in season. This little beach is okay for the kids to splash around in, although the bottom is a little muddy. This is also a great spot to watch the windsurfers and kitesurfers.

1 Thank steel5rings

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